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Oracle Report Headings

  1. TTITLE, Specifies heading that is displayed once per page
  2. COLUMN, Specifies formatting and attributes for items in the SELECT clause
  3. BREAK, Specifies actions, such as skipping a line, taken when a column's value changes
  4. COMPUTE, Specifies group functions to apply and display when a column's value changes
  5. SET, Specifies environment parameters such as number of lines per page

Defining Page and Report Titles and Dimensions

The word page refers to a screen full of information on your display or a page of a spooled (printed) report. You can place top and bottom titles on each page, set the number of lines per page, and determine the width of each line. The word report refers to the complete results of a query. You can also place headers and footers on each report and format them in the same way as top and bottom titles on pages.

Setting Top and Bottom Titles and Headers and Footers

As you have already seen, you can set a title to display at the top of each page of a report. You can also set a title to display at the bottom of each page.
The TTITLE command defines the top title; the BTITLE command defines the bottom title. You can also set a header and footer for each report. The REPHEADER command defines the report header; the REPFOOTER command defines the report footer.
A TTITLE, BTITLE, REPHEADER or REPFOOTER 

command consists of the command name followed by one or more clauses specifying a position or format and a CHAR value you wish to place in that position or give that format. You can include multiple sets of clauses and CHAR values:
TTITLE position_clause(s) char_value position_clause(s) char_value ...
BTITLE position_clause(s) char_value position_clause(s) char_value ...
REPHEADER position_clause(s) char_value position_clause(s) char_value ...
REPFOOTER position_clause(s) char_value position_clause(s) char_value ...